Delaware school board approves raise for teachers, staff

By Glenn Battishill - [email protected]

The Delaware Board of Education approved a 2.25 percent raise for teachers and administrators at its meeting Monday.

The board approved a 2.25 percent increase in base pay for employees who are members of the Delaware City Schools Teacher Association (DCTA), Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE) and employees represented by United Electrical. The agreement also allows employees to choose between various health plan options.

School officials said Tuesday that base starting salary for a teacher with bachelor’s degree but no experience was $36,539 last year. The raise will increase that base annual salary to $37,361, officials said.

Since the agreement is for one year, school officials say contract negotiations will likely occur again next spring.

The board also approved identical agreements with administrative staff.

The board also approved a number of staffing changes, including Kelley Harding, who will teach at Dempsey Middle School; Amanda Bartz, who will teach at Carlisle Elementary School and Danielle Hogan, who will teach at Schultz. The board also hired Cynthia Brown, a speech language pathologist for the district, and Siobhan Johnson and Gayle Angle, who will serve as educational assistants at Hayes High School and Schultz Elementary respectively.

The board also accepted the resignation of Madison Sible, a school age child care (SACC) employee, and Leanna Zeller, a bus driver.

The board also approved supplemental contracts for several extracurricular coaches, including the head coaches for boys soccer, football and track.

By Glenn Battishill

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Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.